This is our second Acura (first was a 2005 TL) and I purchased the MDX for my wife because we needed more room for a growing family. Its been two years and it still turns heads on the road (even mine after I park it) because the styling is simple, yet screams I have 300 hp under this hood. Overall, you cannot go wrong with the Acura brand from a prestige, reliability and value standpoint. The MDX is upscale and its easy to scoff at BMW or Mercedes because of the superb value of the MDX. Acura has simple options and doesnt hold you hostage with multiple option packages in order to get what you want.
Power and the engine growl is nice. The xenon headlights and LED rear lights are awesome. They are extremely bright (especially with fog lights on) and everyone knows you are coming. The aggressive exterior styling is eye-catching. The navigation system is easy to use.
Gas mileage, ELS radio is not the best, leather quality could be better, fit and finish issues, no ipod connection.